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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies

Are you eating fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Yes, fewer calories 10.6 14.3 9.3 12.4 9.7 6.8 11.3
Yes, less fat 35.3 34.2 38.1 34.6 34.6 39.8 32.0
Yes, both 30.3 21.4 26.9 29.2 37.6 36.2 27.8
No 23.8 30.1 25.8 23.8 18.2 17.2 29.0
Male Yes, fewer calories 10.5 20.6 12.6 8.8 8.2 6.1 11.0
Yes, less fat 34.1 37.8 41.9 30.2 32.4 39.9 27.6
Yes, both 29.7 15.6 20.8 29.9 36.8 35.9 33.1
No 25.7 26.1 24.7 31.2 22.5 18.1 28.3
Female Yes, fewer calories 10.7 9.6 6.7 15.3 10.9 7.3 11.4
Yes, less fat 36.2 31.5 35.1 38.1 36.6 39.7 35.1
Yes, both 30.7 25.8 31.6 28.6 38.3 36.5 24.0
No 22.3 33.1 26.6 17.9 14.3 16.5 29.5
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain weight
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Are you eating fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1355 107 245 293 295 201 214
Yes, fewer calories 134 11 21 36 28 13 25
Yes, less fat 492 39 89 107 108 81 68
Yes, both 409 22 67 86 107 70 57
No 315 34 66 63 51 37 64
Don't know/Not sure 5 1 2 1 1

Male Total 495 34 95 96 120 78 72
Yes, fewer calories 50 5 11 10 10 5 9
Yes, less fat 174 13 39 29 44 31 18
Yes, both 138 6 20 27 37 25 23
No 132 10 25 30 28 17 22
Don't know/Not sure 1


1

Female Total 860 73 150 197 175 123 142
Yes, fewer calories 84 6 10 26 18 8 16
Yes, less fat 318 26 50 78 64 50 50
Yes, both 271 16 47 59 70 45 34
No 183 24 41 33 23 20 42
Don't know/Not sure 4 1 2 1


Denominator is:
All survey respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain weight